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Aug 18, 2013 7:00am EDT
electable candidates, the more it will be used against them. tea party candidates will say people in washington are coming down choose your candidates. we just run a pure conservative we'll win. that doesn't always work. there's an argument to be made that the republican party could have very close if not a majority in the senate right now had they just, you know, ran more electable candidates. >> thank you, sam stein. thank you, jonathan allen. coming up, the republican national committee votes nbc and cnn out of the 2016 primary debate because of their hillary clinton projects. it's promising to do something that it does anyway. so what's the point? also we all saw the picture this week of the rodeo clown with an obama mask. disrespectful, racist? not according to a lot of people on the right who say democrats can't take a jobe. and there's certainly a lot of bob filner accusers. and we have the latest, a grandmother who is here to tell us what happened between her and the mayor. and it turns out all you alien conspiracy theorists the government admits there's an area 51. and, no,
Aug 11, 2013 4:00am PDT
a while. so calculated is probably not the word i would use, but i think he wanted to make sure that he true a line, was a bit more defiant. he's been getting a lot of grief behind the scenes saying you've got to sell this law better, you've got to do this. and i heard more clarity from him than i have in a while on this. of course, the real test of all this, michael, is going to be when he starts going on the road and proactively doing this rather than doing this when he's asked a question about health care but proactively going out on the road and selling this and selling implementation. he's going to have to. he's got to turn these poll numbers around, or he is going to find moving congress on this is going to be a lot harder. republicans just sit there and they look at the scoreboard. and they say, guess what, half the country thinks it's a bad idea. less than 40% thinks this law's a good idea. >> well, to your point, let me show some polling data on the issue of whether it's a good or bad idea. there it is, good idea 34%, bad idea 47%. chris cillizza, you know, i follow you in a
Aug 4, 2013 4:00am PDT
gingrich which is insurgent politics if you will? is he trying to scare us with this? terrorize us? what's the plan? >> i think this is a fight between the oppositional wing of the party and everybody else whether it's john mccain in the stat or charles crowdhammer. we kind of thought that this wing, the tea party radicalized wing of the republican party was certainly not an ascendance. they're saying, hey, this fight's not over yet and what does politics really abhor? a vacuum. >> let's go back to the numb beers here, sam. it looks like it floats around 50%, maybe a little less. congress is down around 8% in terms of public support. it's a curl mission, i forgot the math. it's overwhelming. why would you do it if it's going to come down to that day when all of a sudden the average person can't go to the national monuments, national parks, can't get their checks on time or are threatened with getting them. now they say wait a minute, we only have one president, and as for congress, we don't want those guys running the show. >> two-fold. one in eight percent applies to the popularit
Aug 31, 2013 2:00am PDT
looking to see what the people in washington are doing. if we threaten the country, if it uses one weapon of mass destruction and it goes ahead and ignores us, what worth does our threat hold against that other country deciding whether to build theirs. is there any way we can convince iran not to go nuclear if we let syria so flagrantly go chemical. and anne gearan, correspondent for "the washington post," and jeremy bash. i want you first to start, secretary of state john kerry did an amazing performance today in certainly one of his most forceful and most passionate speeches i've ever seen him give, laid out the reasons this average afternoon for action against syria, including the first hard numbers on the death toll, numbers much higher than we had heard before. let's listen. >> we know that the regime has used those weapons multiple times this year. we know that for three days before the attacks, the syrian regime's chemical weapons personnel were on the ground, in the area, making preparations. we know that the syrian regime elements were told to prepare for the attack by put
Aug 25, 2013 7:00am EDT
government is divided we should use the leverage of controlling part of government to get the law more to our liking. >> well, that strikes you as reasonable and it does at that point, there are several reports the republicans are looking to drop the threat of a government shutdown this september if the affordable care act isn't dissolved. instead, they're looking at an approach that would result in something far worse, something like economic armageddon. and one of the reports comes from robert costa in the national review who writes, quote, sources tell me the house gop will probably avoid using a shutdown as leverage and instead use the debt limit and sequester fights as areas of trades. negotiations over increasing the debt limit have been used to wring concessions out of the administration. so there may be movement in that direction. delay obamacare in exchange for an increased debt limit. we were asked by "hardball" about these reports and using the debt ceiling limit. a spokesman from house speaker john boehner's office says no decisions have been made. we're looking at all the opt
Aug 3, 2013 2:00am PDT
it on obama's intransigence. >>> joining us now david corn of mother jones and sam stein with the huffington post. sam, what probably brought this to a head? what finally got people like gershon and krauthammer and others i singled out there over the prairie to say we'd better be careful. if cruz gets control of the opposition here of the republican party, we may be in trouble. >> i think it was the sheer overtness of it. it wasn't as if he was trying to set the stage for a government shutdown. he was sort of actively courting it. and when you're trying to shut down the government, you shouldn't be the one who says let's do it. that's what has convinced republicans this is a stupid strategy. you also have to look at the actual implications and how this thing would work. and the congressional research service did that and concluded if you wanted to defund obama care, shutting down the government wouldn't do it. a lot of this is mandatory spending that would continue going on as if nothing happened. so in terms of substance and strategy, a lot of people woke up and said, why exactly
Aug 17, 2013 5:00am EDT
us of the party want to see that. or shutting down the government or let the nation default on its debt. any of those out comes is poor. >> this might not be evident in 2014 because all politics are local and in those hyper partisan districts for rs and ds republicans could have a very good year and give them a false since of bravado. >> those are the duelling tensions. you have a bunch of house republicans tuned to the political whims in their own districts and those whims are different what the republican party needs on the national level. what might be a good strategy for 2014 status quo strategy could blow up. >> chris christie had some strongs words. in direct reference to bobbyin da who called the party stupid christie said i am not going to come and call you the stupid party. the alexandria is over and we need to move on. for our ideas to matter we have to yuan. because if we don't win we don't govern. and if we don't govern all we do is shout into the wind. he is right. this has got enlost. the sole purpose of political parties is to deliver election vick together, not be i
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